Take-offs & Landings
Cathay Pacific Airways announces Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin; Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon now top unserved European markets
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that from S18 it will start serving Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin from Hong Kong. Now that these European capital cities have been announced, it means that Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon have become the top unserved destinations in Europe from Hong Kong.
Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways’ entry the final straw?
Etihad Airways has recently confirmed that it is ending its service to San Francisco after three years of operation. We take a look behind the numbers and analyse the factors that have resulted in the MEB3 carrier’s decision to withdraw from the city.
Qatar Airways launches flights between Doha and Skopje – anna.aero joins the airline and TAV Macedonia for the inaugural service
On 17 July oneworld member Qatar Airways launched flights between Doha and Skopje, the carrier’s first link to Macedonia and its 11th in Eastern Europe. Take a closer look to see how the Macedonian capital welcomed its first MEB3 carrier.
Budapest Airport celebrates historical milestone with US route announcement; LOT Polish Airlines to begin New York and Chicago
On 7 July anna.aero joined Budapest Airport as it celebrated the news that it will soon have direct flights to the US once again, with LOT Polish Airlines confirming it will start direct flights from the city to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare. Take a closer look to see how the Hungarian gateway celebrated this historical announcement.
Cork Airport becomes Europe’s newest transatlantic gateway – anna.aero joins the celebrations as Norwegian’s US service takes off
1 July was a historic day for Cork Airport as it celebrated the start of Norwegian’s new year-round service to Providence, Rhode Island, the Irish airport’s first-ever scheduled transatlantic connection. Take a closer look at the celebrations that took place on the day of this pioneering route launch.
Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations
On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.
anna.aero joins Nuremberg Airport and bmi regional as both celebrate the start of the carrier’s new connection from Birmingham
On 11 May, anna.aero flew with bmi regional to Nuremberg to celebrate the start of the airline’s new six times weekly service from Birmingham, the carrier’s newest base. Take a closer look at the events of the flight celebration.
Oakland Airport welcomed its first European flag carrier on 28 March when British Airways began a four times weekly service from London Gatwick. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker was on board the inaugural service and reports on the flight and celebrations that took place in Oakland.
On 27 March Flybe celebrated the start of flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, taking up slots that were made available after the demise of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Little Red operations that ended nearly two years ago. Take a closer look to see how the day’s events unfolded.
Ryanair is pushing eastward launching four new services from Kiev Boryspil and seven more from Lviv. We take a look at how the arrival of Europe’s biggest airline will shake-up the Ukrainian market and try to gauge just how scared the incumbents are.
SalamAir breaks the ‘Omani code’ and becomes the Middle Eastern nation’s first LCC; adds Salalah and Dubai first with Jeddah to follow
SalamAir is Oman’s first LCC, and it began operations at the end of January with a three times daily connection between its Muscat hub and Salalah on the East Coast of Oman. This week it launched its second destination – Dubai – while Jeddah is speculated to be the carrier’s third. We take a closer look into the Middle East’s latest airline.
Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches
Easy as B-C-D-E and S, Norwegian announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon to greater New York, Boston and New England areas. We take a look at the transatlantic landscape at all of the UK and Irish airports involved as the LCC enters the market this summer.